Mickelmarsh Mouse House
Rodent Rescue

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Animals for Adoption

Before applying to adopt any of the following animals please read through our adoption procedure here.

If you think you may be interested in keeping any of the species we have for adoption
, and would like to know more about them, please get in touch. We are happy to advise on all aspects of care for your new friend(s).

Remember:
The best owners take the time to research and ask questions before committing to a new pet.

 

We often have lone male mice looking for homes.

When funds allow, the mice that are healthy enough to undergo the operation are neutered.
They can then be homed as companions for female mice or a submissive un-neutered male mouse.

If a male mouse is unable to be neutered for whatever reason they could still have company in the form of female multimammates or zebra mice (these species can't interbreed). When this isn't an option we look for a home that can provide the mouse with plenty of attention and time out of their cage.

Please get in touch if you would be interested in adopting a male mouse or if you would like to make a donation to help towards our neutering costs.

IN QUARANTINE/ UNDER ASSESSMENT

We currently have ten male mice under assessment who will hopefully be ready for homes soon. Some are receiving medication and will be up for adoption once their health improves. The others are being closely watched to ensure they have formed established, happy groups, before they leave us for new homes.


Mice are social creatures and should be kept together where possible. Related male mice will sometimes live happily together in small groups, provided they can't smell any females.

We recommend that male mice are kept in a room where you spend time often so if any fights occur that draw blood you are able to separate the mice immediately. Chasing behaviour, providing no blood is drawn, is fairly normal and helps the mice establish their group hierarchy.

LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT HOME- CURRENTLY AT MICKELMARSH

Please email, tweet or get in contact via Facebook for more information on the animals found below and details of any new arrivals.

MICE

Eleven is an entire male mouse born late November 2017.
After being purchased as a female he quickly had to be separated from his sisters when his owner discovered he was, in fact, male.
Eleven is now looking for a home on his own where he will receive plenty of attention, as well as toys to keep his mind stimulated.
He is a little nervous to begin with but will sit happily in the palm of your hand if given time to come you himself.
Patch is an entire male mouse born approx July 2017.
Patch is a lovely boy who enjoys his food and is happy to be held.
He is looking for a new home where he'll be given plenty of time out of the cage and a range of toys to keep him from becoming bored.

RATS

Kane and Hunter are brothers born between June and September 2017. They are typical young, bouncy boys and love racing each other around their cage. These boys are too energetic to sit still for long but they don't mind being picked up and held for a short while.

EXPERIENCED HOME NEEDED

Rancy, Biggie and Dinkle came to us after their owners partner developed serious allergies to them. Rancy was born approx Jan 2017. Biggie and Dinkle are brothers born approx May 2017.


Dinkle (left) is a live-wire, who seems to survive on very little sleep. He is always up at the front of the cage, waiting to be let out at any opportunity. Rancy (grey) loves cuddles when they are offered to him but he's also happy to be left snuggled up in a hammock.


Biggie (right) is a very nervous boy who squeals and bites when an attempt is made to pick him up. We have moved the group into a Savic Royal with large access doors to try and help get Biggie used to people entering 'his space'.

DEGU

Belle and Teacup are two sisters looking for a home with their neutered boyfriend, Derek.


Derek was introduced to the girls after arriving here on his own and we wish all attempts at bonding went as smoothly. They are now inseparable.


When they're awake seem to inhabit different areas of their cage, making them a joy to watch as wherever you look there's always something going on. At bedtime you'll find them cuddled up together on a cage shelf.


They would make an ideal introduction to degu as, as well as being incredibly entertaining, they enjoy being held.

GERBILS

Jesús (left) and José (right- food bowl) are male gerbils born late 2016. They are looking for a home with their sons, Antonio and Alejandro (born Feb 2017).



They are a very close group, incredibly active and will require plenty of space to run, dig and play in. Their new home would need to have a four foot fish- tank (or similar) for them to live in.




The two dads are happy to be held, while the boys are a bit more fidgety but can be caught without too much difficultly.

MULTIMAMMATES/ AFRICAN SOFT FURRED RATS

Possum and Bandicoot are two male multimammates who we feel to be teen to middle-aged. When their original 'owner' threatened their lives a good samaritan stepped in and drove the boys across the country to get them to us.


Initially a bit nippy, these lads have improved greatly and are now ready for a new home. Multimammates tend to be gnawers so although we haven't seen any signs as of yet with this pair we would prefer their new home to be chew proof.

 This page was last updated April 2018

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